Programs and exhibits

The Architects Foundation hosts programs and exhibits to support and inspire the next-generation design community. Learn more about our latest programs in architecture, art, design, and history—hosted virtually and at The Octagon in Washington, DC.


The E. Fay Jones Unbuilt Crosby Arboretum
Now – December 2021

An exhibition of four unrealized buildings, intended to accompany the renowned Pinecote Pavilion, as proposed by E. Fay Jones, FAIA for the Crosby Arboretum. The exhibit features never-before-exhibited original drawings and videos, as well as physical and virtual reality models of the unbuilt structures freshly created by architecture students and faculty at Mississippi State University.

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The 2021 Collaboration of Design and Art Awards
Now – September 2021

The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. Commissioned Art Matters – and the CODAawards celebrate this. This exhibit features the 2021 award-winning projects by individuals and teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.

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Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture
January – June 2022
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SAY IT LOUD Washington DC
June – December 2022

50 Years After Whitney Young Jr.
50 years after Whitney Young Jr. challenged architects to create a more equitable profession, this exhibition was hosted at The Octagon in 2018. View the online exhibition, which is updated annually.


The Octivity series

The Octivity series
When the doors of The Octagon open back up, we’ll be welcoming our smallest guests with new Octivity books filled with scavenger hunt clues. At the completion of their museum journey and scavenger hunt, we’ll be waiting with a fresh set of stickers to reward their hard work. Until then, we have a short set of Octivity series pages available for download that you can print and complete at home!

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